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Past IPF speakers: US Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke; NJ Gov. Phil Murphy; NJ Sen. Steve Sweeney; CEO, Orsted Martin Neubert

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Past IPF speakers

  • Ryan Zinke was sworn in as the 52nd Secretary of the Interior on March 1, 2017.
A fifth-generation Montanan and former U.S. Navy SEAL Commander, Ryan Zinke built one of the strongest track records in the 114th Congress on championing sportsmen’s access, conservation, regulatory relief, forest manage- ment, responsible energy development, and smart management of federal lands.
“As a former Navy SEAL, Ryan has incredible leadership skills and an attitude of doing whatever it takes to win,” Pres- ident Donald Trump said in nominating the former congressman, who built an impressive portfolio on Interior issues
ranging from federal mineral leases to tribal affairs to public lands conservation.

    Ryan Zinke
    US Sec. of the Interior

  • Phil Murphy, as he says, “grew up in a family that was middle class on a good day.” That has shaped Phil’s values, his priorities, and the kind of governor he will be.
Religion, basic values, work ethic, education, and civic awareness were pillars of family life. His father never grad- uated from high school, his mother worked as a secretary; they inspired Phil and his three siblings to pursue their educations and be active participants in civic life.
Phil put himself through Harvard on loans and part-time jobs. After earning a graduate degree at the Wharton
School at the University of Pennsylvania, he started his career at the bottom, working his way up to help lead a major international business by learning how economies grow and create jobs.

    Phil Murphy
    New Jersey Governor

  • As Deputy Director, and currently Acting Director of BOEM, Dr. Cruickshank oversees the administration of programs that manage the development of the Nation’s offshore resources in an environmentally and economically responsible way. These
programs include leasing, plan administration, environmental studies, National Environmental Policy Act analysis, resource evalu- ation, economic analysis and the Renewable Energy Program.
Prior to becoming the Deputy Director of BOEM upon its establishment in October 2011, Dr. Cruickshank served as Deputy Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) and the former MMS since 2002. Dr. Cruickshank has worked in the Department of the Interior for more than 30 years. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Geological Sciences from
Cornell University and a Doctorate in Mineral Economics from the Pennsylvania State University.

    Walter Cruickshank
    Acting Director - BOEM

  • Lars Gert Lose is the current Ambassador of Denmark to the United States. Prior to arriving in Washington he held the position as
Permanent Under-Secretary of State, where he served as Chief Adviser on Foreign Affairs to Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt.
Ambassador Lose have had a long career within the Danish Foreign Ministry. He started his career in 1997 by becoming Head of Section in the EU Coordination Office. Since then, he has held a range of high-level positions within the MFA: such as Private Secretary to Min- ister for Foreign Affairs Per Stig Møller (2004-2008) and Head of the Foreign Minister’s Office (2008-2011).

    Lars Gert Lose
    Danish Ambassador to the US

  • Martin Neubert has been appointed new CEO of Ørsted Wind Power and member of the Ørsted Executive Committee. In recent years, Martin Neubert has been spearheading the strategic development of Wind Power, leading its Strategy, Market and Project Develop- ment as well as Regulatory Affairs. He has also served as Country Chairman in Germany, Netherlands, USA and Taiwan.
Henrik Poulsen said: “I’m delighted that Martin Neubert is ready to step up and take over after Samuel. Working alongside Samuel, Martin has been instrumental in developing Ørsted Wind Power to be a global leader in offshore wind. Martin possesses all the stra- tegic and operational skills and the experience necessary to lead Ørsted Wind Power on its continued global growth journey.

    Martin Neubert
    CEO – Ørsted Wind Power

  • Thomas Brostrøm serves as the General Manager of Ørsted’s (formerly DONG Energy) North American business. In this role, Thom- as oversees all North American operations for Ørsted, including the company’s utility-scale offshore wind development projects in Massachusetts and New Jersey. Thomas initially joined DONG Energy in Denmark in 2009 where he served as Business Developer and Mergers & Acquisitions and later Head of the Renewables Strategy team.

    Thomas Brostrøm
    President – Ørsted North America

  • Ditlev Engel brings a wealth of knowledge of the global energy industry and international leadership competence. From 2005 – 2013 he
had the position of Group President & CEO of global wind turbine manufacturer Vestas. Prior to Vestas, he has 20 years of experience at coatings manufacturer Hempel A/S, of which 10 years as executive leader moving from EVP Marketing and R&D to Group President & CEO. He has degrees in business administration, finance, accounting and general management from Copenhagen Business School
and INSEAD.
Ditlev Engel has been a driving force behind many global green investment initiatives, pushing the energy transition to the next lev- el. He has been a Member of the Energy Partner Network of the World Economic Forum, Advisor of the International Energy Agency, Chairman Green Growth Working Group at three consecutive G20 Summits, co-founder of the Green Growth Action Allian and Member
of UN’s Sustainable Energy for All. In 2008 Ditlev Engel became Leader of the Year in Denmark.

    Ditlev Engel
    CEO Energy – DNV GL

  • Mr. Grybowski is the Chief Executive Officer of Deepwater Wind, where he manages the company’s portfolio of offshore wind, solar and transmission projects. He has been intimately involved since its inception in the development of America’s first offshore wind farm, the path-breaking Block Island Wind Farm. The project closed on a $300 million commercial financing in early 2015 and completed construction in the summer of 2016. Deepwater Wind is also developing the 1,000 MW Deepwater ONE site to serve the New England and New York power markets with the next round of US offshore wind projects.

    Jeff Grybowski
    CEO – Deepwater Wind

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